Useful Links for writers

Here are some links that are great starting places for any new writer. In the next post, I’ll list some of focused more on editing.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

This is a good place if you’re interested in writing science fiction, fantasy or horror. You needed to be published before you can become a member, but there is still a lot of good information for free. Also, check out their Writer Beware section.

Absolute Write Water Cooler

This is a massive forum where you’ll find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. Under their Bewares, Recommendations, and Background Checks they have threads on just about every agent and publisher in the industry.

Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

I’ve read a lot of quality WIP being polished here during my time as a member of the OWW. While there are a lot of free online critique groups and workshops, I like the OWW.

Agent Query

This is a good database for doing agent searches. (But you should always visit agent website for submissions guidelines.)

Query Shark

This is a blog where a Saint with sharp teeth shows new authors how to improve their query letters. Bless your heart, Query Shark.

There are hundreds of other wonderful resources on the net; my suggestions are just a starting point.

Hint: Agent and editor blogs are filled with wonderful ideas.


One thought on “Useful Links for writers

  1. Hi Lisa;

    I totally agree with you about the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America site. They have excellent information! Sometimes I’m blown away with the thought that goes into and the depths in their posts and articles. Great stuff! I haven’t checked out query shark. Thanks for the great information!


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